Robert G. Frichtl, 83, died on November 3, 2014 in his home in Billings, MT after a short battle with lung cancer. He was welcomed home to heaven, joining his beautiful wife, Gail. Bob is survived by his two sons: Craig and Jay (Twila), his five grandchildren: Chad, Cody, Hannah, Jonah, and Molly, and his special friends, Carol Cronin and Diana Pacini.
Bob was born on October 13, 1931 to Edith and Pete Frichtl, where they lived in Vancouver, Washington for all of his childhood. Bob has three siblings, his identical twin brother Ron Frichtl, sister Sally Rasmussen, and younger brother Steve Frichtl. Bob married his wife, Gail, in 1953, and together they raised two sons, and took great pride in their five grandchildren.
After high school, Bob served in the Army, and taught chemical warfare. Following his honorable discharge, he attended and received a diploma from the University of Washington. Bob moved to Billings, Montana in 1960, when his company transferred him to start a branch of Johnson Leiber Co. in Montana. After a very successful career, Bob retired at the age of 62.
Bob loved football, baseball, basketball playing golf, and fishing, along with every sport imaginable. He was an avid fan of the University of Washington Huskies, the Seattle Seahawks, the Seattle Mariners, and the Billings West High Bears. Bob and Gail were active within their community and loved to travel the world. He was the truest fan of his children and grandchildren.
Bob will be greatly missed by all of his many friends and his family. His wisdom and advice will be cherished by all who have listened to him; and his sense of humor, selflessness, and generosity will forever be remembered by all who knew him.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 22, 2014, at 10:00 o’clock a.m., at Michelotti-Sawyers